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EPSRC Reference: EP/W016656/1
Title: Decarbonised Clean Marine: Green Ammonia Thermal Propulsion (MariNH3)
Principal Investigator: Cairns, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Bowen, Professor P Crua, Professor C Valera-Medina, Dr A
Wood, Dr TJ Herreros, Dr J M Meek, Mr S G
Morgan, Professor KJ Gerada, Professor C Grant, Professor DM
David, Professor WIF Walker, Professor GS Morgan, Professor R
McKechnie, Dr J Wu, Dr D Atkins, Dr P
Tsolakis, Professor A Delbridge, Professor R
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
BMT Group Ltd (UK) BP Connected Places Catapult
Coryton Advanced Fuels Cummins Power Generation Limited Dolphin N2
Health and Safety Executive Infineum UK Ltd Johnson Matthey
Lloyd's Register Group MAHLE Powertrain Ltd Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Pacific Green Technologies Group Quantum ES Ricardo Group
Rolls-Royce Plc (UK) Shell Wavespec
Westport Power Inc.
Department: Faculty of Engineering
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Programme Grants
Starts: 01 March 2022 Ends: 28 February 2027 Value (£): 5,508,861
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Combustion Fluid Dynamics
Reactor Engineering Sustainable Energy Vectors
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Chemicals Energy
Transport Systems and Vehicles
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
30 Nov 2021 Element Programme Grant Interviews 30 November and 1 December 2021 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Battery electrified power is predicted to become the dominant mode of propulsion in future light duty transport. For sustainable heavy duty applications challenges remain around practical range, payload and total cost. Currently there is no economically viable single solution. For commercial marine vessels the problem is compounded by long service lives, with bulk carriers, tankers and container ships the main contributors to greenhouse gases. Ammonia (NH3) has excellent potential to play a significant role as a sustainable future fuel in both retrofitted and advanced engines. However, significant uncertainties remain around safe and effective end use, with these unknowns spanning across fundamental understanding, effective application and acceptance. This multi-disciplinary programme seeks to overcome the key related technical, economic and social unknowns through flexible, multidisciplinary research set around disruptive NH3 engine concepts capable of high thermal efficiency and ultra low NOx. The goal is to accelerate understanding, technologies and ultimately policies which are appropriately scaled and "right first time".
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